Monbiot speaking in Toronto


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On November 28th, British journalist George Monbiot will be giving a talk in Toronto: “Countdown to Copenhagen: Who in Canada is Killing the International Climate Treaty?” The event is partially sponsored by DeSmogBlog.

Monbiot is a good writer and strong climate change campaigner. I suggest those in Toronto consider attending. I once saw him speak at Oxford’s Environmental Change Insitute. I also reviewed his book on climate change.

Date: Saturday, November 28th
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm

Location: J.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle, Toronto

Admission: suggested donation of $10-$25. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Seating is limited; come early to guarantee a seat.

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Tristan November 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm

What are the donations towards?

. November 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

This event is brought to you by:
Power Up Canada
Climate Action Network, Canada
Greenpeace Canada
University of Toronto Student Union
Science for Peace

For more information contact:

Kevin Grandia
Managing Editor
c: 778.240.6343

. November 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Please, Canada, clean up your act

On Tues. Dec. 1, George Monbiot will argue in favour of a strong response to climate change with Canada’s Green Party leader Elizabeth May in the 2009 Munk Debates. They will face Bjorn Lomborg and Nigel Lawson who will argue against the resolution.

. December 1, 2009 at 11:32 am

FYI, there is a Munk debate tonight on climate change policy. You can watch the Live Webcast here:

There is a Live webcast with interviews of two of tonight’s debators at 11:00am and 1:00pm today. You can watch that here:

Munk Debate on Climate Change:
C02 levels in the atmosphere are climbing steadily higher. Some believe this is having a devastating effect on humans and nature, while others argue that the threat has been overstated. Is this the moment for a bold international treaty to curb carbon emissions? Or are the social and economic costs of reducing C02 emissions too high in world where a billion people live on $1 or less a day?

Just days before the United Nation’s historic Copenhagen summit, the fourth semi-annual Munk Debates tackle one of the great public policy questions of our time: How should the world respond to climate change?

Resolution: “Climate change is mankind’s defining crisis, and demands a commensurate response.”
The case for: Elizabeth May and George Monbiot
The case against: Bjørn Lomborg and Nigel Lawson
THE MUNK DEBATES: Dec. 1, 2009, 6:45 to 9:00 p.m., The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto

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